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Rinconcito Salvedoreno Restaurant

Commercial Drive
Salvadoran, South American
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2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Nice intro to El Salvadorean food

I've never had El Salvadorean food before so i didn't know what to expect. My bf ordered revuelta pupusas- 3 sort of thick soft taco with cheese, beans and ground beef Within the patties (think flat empanadas) With a side of slaw and hot sauce. I ordered Barbacoa tostada and 3 mini beef tacos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Orange County, CA
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Orange County, CA
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had El Salvadorean food before so i didn't know what to expect. My bf ordered revuelta pupusas- 3 sort of thick soft taco with cheese, beans and ground beef Within the patties (think flat empanadas) With a side of slaw and hot sauce. I ordered Barbacoa tostada and 3 mini beef tacos. All tasted very good with a... More 

Thank OC_M_Lu
Burlington, Canada
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I had some pupusas and pork tacos. They were both very good. The service was fine, but I know just enough spanish phrases to get the owner to call me 'amigo'. I was told by friends that are regulars to be mindful of the bill because the owner is not very good at math sometimes (whether intentional or not). We... More 

Thank Nick P
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was with my family there, the owner ( Israel ) pushed us to buy a margarita. Big mistake the beverage is terrible, and it does not taste any margarita ever. The price for nothing is 8 dollars. The size of food is very small. Finally the owner never accept complaints and is very rude.

Thank humberto b
Vancouver, Canada
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199 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Yuca con Chicharron (with Curtido) (Pork bits and fries with cabbage relish) (~$10) Camarones a la Diabla (Shrimp in Hot Sauce) (~$12) Burrito (Chorizo with Egg) (~$10) Nachos y Guacamole (~$6) They stick with the traditional names here so I provided some rough translations where necessary. We started with the Nachos y Guacamole. This was a small glob of guacamole... More 

Thank NoshAndNibble
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is really good, especially the fish (mojarra). One thing is true thou that sometimes the service is kind of slow have seen clients leaving before they order, but is not always, just be patient, and you will see it is worth it.

Thank EmeraldLR
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We happened to be walking down the Drive on a Friday evening when we spied this small and unassuming restaurant. As lovers of Central and South American food, we ventured inside for dinner. The restaurant was busy with a high percentage of Latino customers – yes, always a good sign. We ordered a selection of dishes to share as we... More 

Thank AlexFamily
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Rinconcito is great value for traditional El Salvadorian food. This little restaurant crammed with tables and mementos from "back home" is a favorite with our family. You can always find something for anyone's tastes. On sunny evenings, like most places on the drive, you may have to wait for table and food. The service is honest - just don't expect... More 

Thank Andrezed
Edmonton, Canada
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186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We try to go here every time we are in Vancouver. Located on Commercial Drive, this place is always busy. Excellent Papusas and Huaraches, good selection of Mexican beer. Tasty and delicious and affordable Salvadoran cooking. They do not take credit cards, so bring Cash or debit card.

Thank 17KAG
Maple Ridge, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my wife, son and his girlfriend. Dropped by on a whim.. just looking for good south american food and we walked past this restaurant and decided to check it out. First sight: the customers were predominantly south american which is a good sign that the food is authentic! Second it was fairly packed with a line... More 

Thank Tiggerdosh1234
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Good food erratically served and you never know when they will be open. Easy to park in the slightly edgy Drive area. Leave the kids at home after 6pm.

Thank bad_2_the_bone

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: 604-879-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Salvadoran, South American

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Staying in Commercial Drive

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.